pdf edit again.
kline at tao.thought.org
Sat Nov 3 23:51:49 PDT 2007
On Sun, Nov 04, 2007 at 05:12:48AM +0100, Jona Joachim wrote:
> On Sat, 03 Nov 2007 17:42:03 -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> > On Sat, Nov 03, 2007 at 09:03:17PM -0400, Mike Jeays wrote:
> >> On November 3, 2007 08:38:55 pm Gary Kline wrote:
> >> > A couple weeks ago I skimmed thru the postings on editing PDF
> >> > files. Wasn't entirely clear what the answer it because I never
> >> > thought I would need to edit a GUI file. I just found a book
> >> > from 1883 in pdf format. I would like a text/ASCII/ISO_8859-1
> >> > version. Tried pfdtotext, but it doesn't work. Nutshell: is
> >> > there something I can use to edit/look-at this book and get rid
> >> > of whateveriit is that's causing pdftotext to fail. (sorry for
> >> > the grammar.... )
> >> >
> >> > gary
> >> Try gv and xpdf. You might get lucky.
> >> Otherwise - try od :-)
> > Welll, yeah, I can view ths file with xpdf or any other viewer,
> > but can't figure out what's blocking it from being converted to
> > ASCII. I've seen pdfedit for linux, but haven't found it....
> > thanks,
> > gary
> > PS: can't figure out whyanybody would take a pub domain book
> > 125 years old any say "copyright"...... *mumble*
> The guy who scanned the book did actually invest a considerable amount
> of work into scanning it and he can claim copyright for that work.
> The text itself may be in the public domain but the pdf file is subject to
So then I could consier my HTML version of the philosophy books
that friends and I OCR'd in. --Yes, it is a Lot of work...
but as least for myself, i wouldn't be that crass.
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